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Psych Fest Record Reviews

Reviewed by Luke Winkie, May 2, 2014, Music

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

Enter the Slasher House (Domino)

Enough time has elapsed since the last Animal Collective LP that the solo albums are bound to start trickling in. Panda Bear and Geologist are planning their next moves, but L.A.-based Avey Tare introduces the band's next chapter with his second solo album, Enter the Slasher House, a burbling psychedelic rain forest that harks back to the vintage wood nymph traditions that once defined the AnCo legacy. Technicolor electro drum circle "Your Card," the yippy, rambling "Duplex Trip," and delectable and addictive "Little Fang" make a case for Tare's throaty voice over Panda Bear's distant echoes, much the same way Merriweather Post Pavilion trumps the most recent Centipede Hz. It's a good sign that arguably the most important person in the band has gotten back to his roots. (Sat., 11:30pm, Levitation Tent)


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